[New York] INGENUITY 2013


Despite the challenging US economy, the New York startup scene is burgeoning. And to capitalize on its meteoric challenge to Silicon Valley as the alternative location to startup up in the United States, the New York Venture Capital Association (NYVCA) will be presenting its annual INGENUITY conference on October 15, 2013. Events & Happenings event INGENUITY innovation New York New York Venture Capital Association startup

Introducing the Hitchhiker’s Guide to New York City Tech

View from Seed

New York City is a dream but can also be a navigational nightmare, equal parts crammed circus and rat race mixed at warp speed. In order to provide more transparent access and information, today we’re excited to launch the Hitchhiker’s Guide to New York City Tech. The Guide is a living resource intended to equip anyone interested in the New York City startup ecosystem with an information arsenal to help plot his or her own journey.


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New York City Tech Podcast: Eli Bronner, Growth at AngelList

View from Seed

New tech ecosystems often benefit from entrepreneurs who will dive in blind and figure out their direction along the way. In 2010, Eli Bronner and his Lua Technologies co-founders were this exact profile of entrepreneurs, and New York City was an exuberant tech ecosystem without much structure or identity. The post New York City Tech Podcast: Eli Bronner, Growth at AngelList appeared first on NextView Ventures.

The New York Times still does not get it

deal architect

New York City is home. In 2006, I asked the question "Is the media biased?" I wrote "No this is not about being liberal or conservative. This is about how little MSM covers business technology as against consumer oriented technology. Industry Commentary

Venture Kills or the Sunday New York Times

Feld Thoughts

So, I ate breakfast with Amy and read the Sunday New York Times. The post Venture Kills or the Sunday New York Times appeared first on Feld Thoughts. I had a really nice week off the grid. More on that in another post. I woke up this morning with a very long run in mind.

Is New York A Tort State?


In New York State, tort law helps the legal system determine the types of wrongdoing that have occurred and how best to remedy them. New York State and Tort Law. Although each of the 50 states is bound by Federal Tort Law, it appears that New York State’s Tort Laws are a bit different from others’. Unlike most, New York State generally does not put a cap on how much a plaintiff can be compensated.

StartUps in New York City – How to Succeed

The Startup Magazine

While startups will have an uphill battle no matter where they set down roots, there are some cities where competition can be a bit fiercer, such as New York City. Rather than spend a whole lot of time searching for a place to live, which can be difficult in New York City, you may want to look into furnished apartments in Manhattan. As for how to find these furnished apartments in New York City, there are companies that specialize in the offering.

[New York] [Event] America Means Business


Here’s a new New York-based entrepreneurship event to rival New York Entrepreneurship Week – America Means Business is a three day event, held on June 13-15, that will see various activities relating to entrepreneurship take place in New York. If you want to know how to start, grow and manage a business and happen to be in New York during that period, you’ll do well to participate.

Amazon “Swipes Left” On New York City


Today, Amazon announced it will entirely abandon its plans to build its second headquarters (a/k/a “HQ2”) in Long Island City, a residential neighborhood in the borough of Queens, New York City. Back when he left his hometown Cavaliers for a new team in free agency, he branded his announcement as “The Decision.” Another mayor or governor should swoop in, cut a new deal, and start selling the benefits of a potential 5-10x investment could have on their community.

Introduction to the New York Fintech Community

David Teten

FinTech New York Accelerator. Rise New York (good mailing list) – includes the Barclays Accelerator , in partnership with Techstars , and a coworking space for fintech startups. Startupbootcamp Fintech New York. Most significant VCs in New York , including ff Venture Capital , are active investors in fintech. Fintech New York: Partnerships, Platforms and Open Innovation. Asset Management Financial Services New York

Practical Solutions for New York’s Events Industry

The Startup Magazine

In New York specifically, the events industry has been a significant draw for visiting tourists. While borders remain closed, domestic tourism is now a significant concern, but even so, the events industry will need to adapt to the “new normal.”

[Review] Hits & Misses: New York Entrepreneurs Reveal Their Strategies


In the book “ Hits & Misses: New York Entrepreneurs Reveal Their Strategies ” by award-winning journalist, columnist and essay writer Tina Traster , such decision-making by some entrepreneurs are put under the microscope. Traster compiles over 60 short but incisive stories – which were originally published in her successful Crains New York Business column – of New York-based entrepreneurs and small business owners from across a variety of industries.

Techstars Startup Weekend New York – Financial Inclusion

Feld Thoughts

If you are New York-based and interested in entrepreneurship around financial services, consider participating in Techstars Startup Weekend New York: Financial Inclusion on April 5th to April 7th at Rise on 23rd Street. If you are interested in this topic and want to explore ideas that will improve financial inclusion, sign up and participate in Techstars Startup Weekend New York: Financial Inclusion.

Incredible Week In New York

Feld Thoughts

As I was catching up on email from last week (not quite done yet) I was reflecting on the awesome week I had in New York. I had a couple of board meetings, spent a bunch of time at TechStars , gave some talks, had a pair of really fun late night dinners, had two strong runs (including one amazing one) along the east river, and stayed up until 1am drinking scotch with my partner Seth one night who was also in New York for a few days this week.

Apply to Techstars New York Before New Years Eve

Feld Thoughts

The deadline for applying to Techstars New York for the next program is 11:59:59pm PST on 12/31/13. I’m extremely excited about the upcoming Techstars New York program. Alex Iskold is the new managing director. Alex has been a Techstars mentor for a while and was extremely active with the most recent New York program. We’ve talked a bunch about the new things that he’ll be doing this year. TechStars alex iskold new york

Mod Tech Labs Wins $1 Million in 43North Pitch Competition in Buffalo, New York


Austin’s Mod Tech Labs won $1 million in the 43North pitch competition in Buffalo, New York last week. It was one of five companies that won $1 million each. All the winners must move to Buffalo for a year to participate in the 43North Y8 accelerator program in exchange for a 5 percent stake in […]. Austin

How to build an affordable bike rental business in New York City

Our Own Start-up

Starting a Business Startups affordable bike rental business bike rental business bike rental business in New York City

Antonio Vendome Of New York – Epitome Of The American Dream


Between 1900 and 1910, about two million immigrants fled Italy and risked their lives to get a fresh new start in the United States. So it was with developer Antonio Vendome’s family who arrived in Astoria, Queens in New York with hardly any money in their pockets and heads full of dreams. Check out pieces of art from Antonio “Nino” Vendome at the MoMa in New York.

September in New York

Startup Lessons Learned

For the next month or so I'll be on the road, starting in Washington DC and then proceeding to New Haven, New York, and Boston. I have been getting a lot of questions on Twitter about my upcoming trip to the east coast, so I thought I would post a brief update here. But most of the time - for almost the whole month of September - I'll be in Manhattan. I'm really looking forward to quality time with the startup scene there.

TechStars New York

Feld Thoughts

TechStars is coming to New York City. The first program runs from 1/10/11 to 4/8/11. Applications are open now.

The Apple of the eye of the New York Times

deal architect

A couple of weeks ago I highlighted how mainstream media like the New York Times, Fortune etc write overwhelmingly and fawningly about Apple, Google, Facebook and other consumer tech and largely ignore enterprise tech. One exceptional journalist I identified was.

Book: Tech and the City: The Making of New York’s Startup Community

Feld Thoughts

On Digital Sabbath #5, I read Tech and the City: The Making of New York’s Startup Community. I got through half of it on my flight home from New York on Saturday morning; the balance laying on the couch next to Amy on Saturday evening. If you are involved in the New York startup community, this is a must read book. One thing that jumped out at me that Alessandro segmented the New York startup community into six neighborhoods.

Honesty and Optimism in the New York Times

Startup Lessons Learned

I recently spoke with the New York Times about an issue that's both very much in the news and on my mind: building a company honestly. The temptation to "fake it 'til you make it" in business is real. For some, it's overpowering. The pressures to succeed are immense and come from both within and without.

What are the best New York City events to attend to meet VC’s and Angel investors?


Although there are many, many excellent events each week in New York that it would make sense for a startup entrepreneur to attend (see Gary’s Guide, Startup Digest, or This Week in NY Innovation), the truth is that (a) VCs and serious investors don’t go to most of them, and (b) the odds are slim that even if you and the investor were at the same event, you will have the opportunity or time to do more than say hello. The New York Angels Education Meetup.

The New York Times Launches TimeSpace, Its Own Startup Incubator/Accelerator

VC Cafe

The New York Times is launching a new startup accelerator, TimeSpace, a 4 month program taking in early stage media startups into the NYT Headquarters. News Startup Accelerators TimeSpace Accelerators Incubators New York Times NYT Startup

Weekly Techstars Diversity / Inclusion Office Hours in New York City

Feld Thoughts

The post Weekly Techstars Diversity / Inclusion Office Hours in New York City appeared first on Feld Thoughts. The day after the election, Alex Iskold (Techstars NY Managing Director) wrote a great post titled Dear Founders, I Commit to Double My Support For You and Your Startups. It’s vintage, wonderful Alex along with a series of specific things he’s going to do. Work even more closely with the founders to help them with their financings.

What are the differences between startups/tech companies founded in Silicon Valley and those founded in New York?


On the other hand, since New York is the undisputed capital of the financial, fashion and advertising worlds, we have many, many more FinTech, AdTech and Fashion-based startups here than one is likely to find in the Valley. Uncategorized investments new york silicon valley startups tech

David S. Rose – Father of Angel Investing in New York

Startup Professionals Musings

Rose, who has been described as "the Father of Angel Investing in New York" by Crain's New York Business, and a "world conquering entrepreneur" by BusinessWeek. He chairs New York Angels, one of the most active angel investment groups in the country, which has invested over $60 million into nearly 70 companies. This is quite literally the best time in history for an entrepreneur to take a shot at creating a new venture.

Headphone Maker AfterShokz Moves from New York to Austin


AfterShokz, which makes sports headphones that transmit sound via bone conduction, announced this week that it is moving its headquarters from New York to Austin. The post Headphone Maker AfterShokz Moves from New York to Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. The company is currently working out of WeWork University Park and plans to move to Domain Place, 10727 Domain Drive, in March of next year. AfterShokz plans to rent the […].

Doing The Top Of Mind Drill At TechStars New York

Feld Thoughts

On Tuesday, I spent the day at TechStars New York. David Cohen and I then hopped on a train, cranked on emails and interviews all the way to New York, and then I finished the night (after some more email) with a one hour lecture by Skype to a class of San Diego based students. I’m super psyched about all the teams I met – it feels like the TechStars New York program is very high quality and off to a great start.

Flashpoint New York Demo Day, Friday, June 14

David Teten

The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), ff Venture Capital, and The Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York are once again co-sponsoring Flashpoint’s upcoming New York Demo Day, on Friday, June 14, 2013, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM. The event will be held at SUNY Global Center, 116 East 55th Street, New York, NY. Atlanta ff Venture Capital Harvard Business School New York Presentations and Conferences

Flashpoint New York Demo Day, Friday, June 14

David Teten

The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), ff Venture Capital, and The Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York are once again co-sponsoring Flashpoint’s upcoming New York Demo Day, on Friday, June 14, 2013, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM. The event will be held at SUNY Global Center, 116 East 55th Street, New York, NY. Atlanta ff Venture Capital Harvard Business School New York Presentations and Conferences

Founder Labs in New York This Summer

Feld Thoughts

While I was on vacation Founder Labs announced their New York program this summer. I’m a big fan of Shaherose Charania and Baat Enosh and agreed to help support the program along with Fred and Joanne Wilson and a number of other folks that support entrepreneurship in New York. Applications are now open for the New York program until 4/20.

California, Massachusetts, New York, Colorado

VC Adventure

California, Massachusetts, New York, Colorado. That’s the order of states with the greatest dollar value of seed and early stage investment according to a PWC MoneyTree study that my partner Jason blogged about today. 290M invested in 41 companies based in Colorado in 2011. Compare that with 2006 when Colorado ranked 12th on the list with just under $ 90M invested in 32 companies.

Welcome New York to the Global EIR Coalition

Feld Thoughts

Last week New York was the third state to create a program – called the International Innovators Initiative (IN2NYC) – based on the construct of the Global Entrepreneur in Residence program. This is a New York City based program created by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and the City University of New York (CUNY). The New York program is a city driven initiative.

48in48 2018: Atlanta and New York

Jeff Hilimire

We pulled off our 4th Atlanta 48in48 event and our 3rd New York event…on the same weekend! ” Here’s what the Atlanta event looked like: And below is a video that the IBM team at our New York event produced which gives a good recap of the event: 48&48 NYC from Franco Lebolo on Vimeo. The post 48in48 2018: Atlanta and New York appeared first on Begin the Begin. Well, it happened!

Startup New York venture capital firm seeking fall virtual interns

David Teten

Finance is a new, early-stage, New York-based VC focused on East Coast companies. – Aid in birthing a new firm. Note that this is designed for someone who’s going to school in the fall/winter, as opposed to someone who’s looking for a new job. The post Startup New York venture capital firm seeking fall virtual interns appeared first on David Teten. Company overview. S.O.P.

New York Lean Startup Week

Startup Lessons Learned

Next week, I travel to New York, where I'm especially excited to see the entrepreneurial renaissance that is in progress, first hand. I am declaring next week to be officially Lean Startup Week in New York City. Special thanks to Trevor Owens for helping to organize my New York trip.). SXSW was amazing and exhausting. We'll have slides and video from our Lean Startup track posted soon.

10 coworking spaces in New York City that make regular offices feel like medieval torture

The Next Web

The rise in coworking spaces in New York City, and other tech hub cities around the world, has left more people yearning for work environments that are open, collaborative, inspiring and stimulating. A lot has changed since Courtney Boyd Myers authored a popular post here on TNW called The 5 Coolest Coworking Spaces in New York City.

Austin’s Bazaarvoice Buys New York-based Influenster


The post Austin’s Bazaarvoice Buys New York-based Influenster appeared first on SiliconHills. Bazaarvoice announced last week that it has acquired Influenster, a product discovery and review platform with nearly six million community members. Austin-based Bazaarvoice said the combined company will give it even wider reach with retailer websites. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Bazaarvoice, founded in 2005 by Brett Hurt, works with more […].

Lean Startup Conference Comes to New York & London

Startup Lessons Learned

We’ve got two learning opportunities for you this spring: Join us at Lean Startup Conference New York (May 10-11) in Brooklyn for an intensive two days of specialized corporate innovator education and networking. We hope you’ll join us in New York and/or London to get the latest skills sets and techniques necessary for building a modern company Guest post by Melissa Moore & Jennifer Maerz of Lean Startup Co.

5 Reasons You Should Be Using Coworking Spaces In New York City


There’s no getting around the fact that New York City is one of the most expensive places in the world to rent an office. For many years, people have tried to invent new types of work environment. Yet, there’s good reason for this. It is also one of the most desirable and, if you make the right moves, it can be hugely profitable too. The bad news is that it can be very difficult for small businesses, with tight budgets, to get their start here.

The Most Obvious Mobile Ad Unit and What the New York Times Got Wrong

Both Sides of the Table

The New York Times recently ran an article titled, “ Tech Companies Leave Phone Calls Behind.” ” I love the NY Times and am a paying subscriber. But this article missed the real trend. The premise of the article is that in an increasingly online world ruled by techies who don’t want to talk on the phone, the era of being able to call the company in which you do business is winding down. They cite Quara, Google, Twitter & Facebook as obvious examples.